The Baltimore Ravens are an expert American football group situated in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens battle in the National Football League (NFL) as a section club of the American Football Conference (AFC) Northdivision. The gathering plays its home amusements at M&T Bank Stadium and is headquartered in Owings Mills.


The Ravens were set up in 1996, when Art Modell, who was then the proprietor of the Cleveland Browns, pronounced plans to move the foundation from Cleveland to Baltimore. As a major aspect of a settlement between the affiliation and the city of Cleveland, Modell was required to leave the Browns’ history and records in Cleveland for a substitution gathering and substitution staff that would take control in 1999. Thus, he was allowed to take his own special workforce and gathering to Baltimore, where such staff would then edge an extension gathering.

The Ravens have met all necessities for the NFL playoffs multiple times since 2000, with two Super Bowl triumphs (Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLVII), two AFC Championship titles (2000 and 2012), 15 playoff triumphs, four AFC Championship entertainment appearances (2000, 2008, 2011 and 2012), five AFC North division titles (2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2018), and are starting at now the primary gathering in the NFL to hold a perfect record in various Super Bowl appearances.


The Ravens affiliation has been driven by general administrator Ozzie Newsome since 1996, and has had three head mentors: Ted Marchibroda, Brian Billick, and John Harbaugh. With a record-breaking watched unit in their 2000 season, the gathering set up a reputation for relying upon strong defensive play, driven by players like focus linebacker Ray Lewis, who, until his retirement, was considered the “substance of the establishment.” The gathering is guaranteed by Steve Bisciotti and regarded at $2.5 billion, making the Ravens the 27th-most vital amusements foundation on earth.


History of the Baltimore Ravens

Gathering name

The name “Ravens” was animated by Edgar Allan Poe’s sonnet The Raven. Picked in a fan test that drew 33,288 voters, the notice acclaims Poe, who spent the early bit of his calling in Baltimore and is secured there. As the Baltimore Sun announced at the time, fans also “favored the tie-in with interchange winged animals around the local area, the Orioles, and believed that it was definitely not hard to imagine an outrageous, undermining dim feathered animal.”



After the questionable migration of the Colts to Indianapolis, a couple of undertakings were made to take a NFL bunch back to Baltimore. In 1993, before the 1995 affiliation advancement, the city was seen as a best decision, behind just St. Louis, to be surrendered one of two new establishments. Association experts and gathering proprietors feared suit due to conflicts between rival offering social affairs if St. Louis was conceded a foundation, and in October Charlotte, North Carolina was the essential city picked.

Before long, Baltimore’s offered for a foundation—named the Baltimore Bombers, out of gratefulness for the privately created Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft—had three belonging packs set up and a state cash related package which consolidated a proposed $200 million, rent free field and agree to stimulate to $80 million in near and dear seat allow charges.

Baltimore, regardless, was all of a sudden dismissed in help of Jacksonville, Florida, despite Jacksonville’s minor TV promote status and that the city had pulled once again from debate in the pre-summer, just to return with then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue’s encouraging.

Despite the fact that gather specialists denied that any city had been favored, it was represented that Taglibue and his durable companion Washington Redskins proprietor Jack Kent Cooke had battled against Baltimore as a result of its closeness to Washington, D.C., and that Taglibue had used the hidden leading body of trustees throwing a tally system to shield the entire class proprietorship from throwing a vote on Baltimore’s offered.

This incited open stun and the Baltimore Sun portraying Taglibue as having an “Anybody But Baltimore” policy.Maryland senator William Donald Schaefer said a brief timeframe later that Taglibue had driven him on, praising Baltimore and the proposed proprietors while working out of sight to limit Baltimore’s advertised.

By May 1994, Baltimore Orioles proprietor Peter Angelos had collected another social occasion of theorists, including creator Tom Clancy, to offer on gatherings whose proprietors had imparted energy for migrating. Angelos found a potential accessory in Georgia Frontiere, who was accessible to moving the Los Angeles Rams to Baltimore. Jack Kent Cooke repudiated the move, proposing to manufacture the Redskins’ new field in Laurel, Maryland, close enough to Baltimore to cool outside excitement for securing another foundation.

This incited warmed conflicts among Cooke and Angelos, who pointed the finger at Cooke for being a “carpetbagger.” The relationship over the long haul prompted Rams amass president John Shaw to move to St. Louis rather, provoking a class wide talk that Tagliabue was again controlling premium a long way from Baltimore, a case which Tagliabue denied. In response to shock in Baltimore, including Governor Schaefer’s hazard to report over the intensifiers Tagliabue’s right region in Camden Yards whenever he went to a Baltimore Orioles diversion, Tagliabue remarked of Baltimore’s budgetary package: “Potentially (Baltimore) can open another verifiable focus with that money.”Following this, Angelos made an unsuccessful $200 million offer to convey the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Baltimore.

Having fail to get a foundation by methods for the advancement, the city, despite having “second thoughts,” swung to the probability of getting the Cleveland Browns, whose proprietor Art Modell was financially engaging and conflicting with the city of Cleveland over expected moves up to the gathering’s field.

New augmentation gathering

Cleveland Browns development talk

Charmed by Baltimore’s open resources for a top notch field and an ensured yearly working enrichment of $25 million, Modell pronounced on November 6, 1995 his objective to relocate the gathering from Cleveland to Baltimore the following year. The subsequent debate finished when operators of Cleveland and the NFL accomplished a settlement on February 8, 1996. Tagliabue ensured the city of Cleveland that a NFL gathering would be arranged in Cleveland, either through movement or advancement, “no later than 1999”.

Also, the assention stipulated that the Browns’ name, tones, uniform structure and foundation records would remain in Cleveland. The foundation history consolidates Browns club records and relationship with Pro Football Hall of Fame players. Modell’s Baltimore gathering, while at the same time holding all present player contracts, would, for explanations behind gathering history, appear as a development gathering, another establishment. Not all players, staff or front office would influence the move to Baltimore, to in any case.